Dr Brian Cox graduated from Sydney University in 1977. He then trained for 3 years at The Royal North Shore Hospital and its secondment hospitals before finishing as a Medical Registrar at Lismore Base Hospital.
He joined Kiama Medical Practice in 1980 and completed the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1982. He completed his Diploma in Practical Dermatology from The University of Wales in 2002.
He then did his Diploma in Child Health from Sydney Childrens Hospital in 2007. He has a strong belief general practitioners should have as broad range of skills as possible. His special interests are chronic disease management, skin diseases and child health.
Outside of the Practice he is a life member of the Kiama Apex Club, a present member of Minnamurra Lions Club and was involved with Kiama Rugby, being a past president of the junior and over 35's club.
Dr David Grant
Dr David Grant graduated in 1977 from Sydney University and spent time overseas in obstetrics, anaesthetics and emergency medicine before returning to practice in Lake Macquarie in 1981 and then onto Kiama in 1989.
Dr Grant’s interests outside of medicine have mainly been in sports tennis, rugby union, skiing and now cycling.
This has led to a keen firsthand knowledge of sports injuries and subsequently an interest in preventative medicine.
Dr Grant still enjoys working as a GP in what he considers, a well-rounded medical practice with dedicated and professional clinical and administrative staff.
Dr Niamh Sheridan
Dr Niamh Sheridan has worked at Kiama Medical Practice since 2006. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) in 2000. She worked at St James's Hospital Dublin for a year before moving to Derry (Northern Ireland) where she worked in Altnagelvin Hospital for 2 years (as part of her GP training program), She gained knowledge of Emergency Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychiatry, Ear Nose and Throat, Dermatology, Respiratory Medicine and General Medicine.
She completed her GP training in a GP Practice in Derry (Northern-Ireland). Following this, she worked in Northern Ireland as a GP before moving to a GP Practice in Howden (Yorkshire, U.K.). In 2006, she moved to Australia with her husband and son.
She completed her NSW family planning training in Australia, including Implanon and IUD insertions, as well as the Diploma of Child Health. At Kiama Medical Practice she covers all areas of General Practice and sees patients of all ages, ranging from babies to the elderly. In addition, she sees patients in Blue Haven Nursing Home (Kiama) and Mayflower Nursing Home (Gerringong).In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children. Her hobbies include running (having completed half marathons and a marathon), cycling (having completed the Ride to Conquer cancer twice) and triathlons. You might also find her on a stand up paddle board on the Minnamurra River.
Dr Alison Parker
Alison completed her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in Psychology, at the Australian National University in 1999. She then went on to complete a Master in Clinical Audiology at Macquarie University, working at the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre for a number of years. Alison then completed her Medical degree at Sydney University in 2008, and completed her intern and resident years at Royal North Shore and Hornsby Hospitals.
In 2011 she moved to Kiama to undertake GP training, gaining her RACGP fellowship in 2013.
Alison's areas of interest are Women's Health, Paediatrics and Adolescent Health. She regularly attends and cares for elderly residents at Bluehaven Nursing Home. She is also involved with teaching and training of GP Registrars through GPSynergy. Alison lives locally with her husband and 2 young daughters and outside of work enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and 2 Labradors.
Dr Emma Gilchrist
Dr Gilchrist worked as a paramedic with the NSW Ambulance Service before studying medicine, graduating from the University of Sydney with honours in 2006. She then began her training in Wagga Wagga Base Hospital as a junior doctor where she undertook special skills training in Emergency Medicine.
She subsequently undertook specialist general practice training in Wagga Wagga, Gundagai and Jerrabomberra.
Dr Gilchrist has also undertaken further training in women’s and children’s health and also takes part in teaching GP registrars and instructing other doctors in emergency skills training. She enjoys all the variety of work involved in general practice medicine.
Dr Gilchrist has been involved with the NSW Rural Doctors Network since she was a medical student. In her spare time, she enjoys dabbling in photography and spending time with her husband and 2 children. Her special interests are Women’s Health (including Implanon and Mirena insertion), Children’s Health, Antenatal Shared Care (with Wollongong Hospital and Shoalhaven Hospital) and Emergency Medicine.
Dr Elspeth (Ellie) Holbrook
Dr Ellie Holbrook joined the practice in 2015. She graduated with honours from the University of Wales School of Medicine (United Kingdom) in 2008 during which time she also gained a degree in Neuroscience. Ellie came to Australia in 2014 and has settled long-term in the area with her partner.
Ellie enjoys all areas of general practice and is happy to see men, women and children of all ages. She has a particular interest in Women's Health, Contraception (including IUD insertion), Pregnancy Options and Mental Health.
Dr Henry Nowlan
Dr Henry Nowlan holds a fellowship from the Royal Australian College of General Practice (FRACGP). He completed a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery Honours (first class) at the University of Tasmania (2010).
He went on to complete an internship and residency at Wollongong Hospital and other Illawarra/Shoalhaven based hospitals before relocating to Sydney to complete general practice training.
Henry is interested in all aspects of general medicine but his special interests include Dermatology, Paediatrics, Men's and Women's Health, Mental Health and Older Persons Health Care.
He has completed additional training in Emergency Medicine receiving an Emergency Medicine Certificate. Henry is registered to provide Antenatal GP Shared Care and Implanon contraception. In his free time, Henry enjoys spending time with his young family and various outdoor pursuits.
Dr Jay Bhargava
Dr Bhargava is a post graduate doctor in respiratory medicine from India, now working in Australia for the last 13 years in various hospitals and GP centres. He initially worked in St. George where he completed his basic physician training, followed by advanced training in Geriatrics at Wollongong Hospital for more than 2 years. Dr Bhargava has also worked as an honorary lecturer at Wollongong University for a year before commencing work as a GP about 4 years ago. He is a believer in holistic medicine and truly enjoys the role of being a general practitioner.